Archive for the category "development tools"

What I didn’t know about HTML5

http://www.nicksmith.co.uk/blog/2010/08/18/what-i-didnt-know-about-html5/

(Plus a little bit of CSS3). Bruce Lawson from Opera software came to Skillsmatter on Wednesday night to talk about HTML5 (video here). What follows are my notes. I’m not an HTML5 boffin, but I did start to … Read more »

@media 2009

http://www.nicksmith.co.uk/blog/2009/07/24/media2009/

I volunteered for this year’s conference so I was there from 6am packing bags then later answering questions and just generally helping out where needed. I did manage to attend a few sessions so what follows is a brief review … Read more »

Homage to the Nokia n95

http://www.nicksmith.co.uk/blog/2009/06/07/homage-to-the-nokia/

The phone isn't perfect and there's lots of other software I haven't mentioned, but I thought I should acknowledge this phone's 15 months service to me before I upgrade. Read more »

6 million user website

http://www.nicksmith.co.uk/blog/2008/09/30/6-million-user-website/

Several years ago I remember taking part in an online survey somewhere on the BBC website. It was geared towards understanding what I, as a user, wanted to see in future developments. I made the effort to stop and take … Read more »

Fluoride-Free

http://www.nicksmith.co.uk/blog/2008/02/06/fluoride-free/

After reading about Microsoft’s proposal for a new meta tag and the pages (and pages) of debate that followed, I’ve been subconsciously trying to find a metaphor to use to express my gut feeling on the topic. Considering myself … Read more »

My first look at Android

http://www.nicksmith.co.uk/blog/2007/11/13/my-first-look-at-android/

What’s the point of the web if you can’t receive and send information as and when you want it? Google seems to know this and so, for those that haven’t heard, they’ve released the SDK for their mobile platform Android.… Read more »

Blueprint your CSS

http://www.nicksmith.co.uk/blog/2007/08/08/blueprint-your-css/

Still a work in progress, Blueprint is a CSS framework that’s for the experienced designer who doesn’t want to always be reinventing the wheel, or the newbie who needs a helping hand to achieve great results. There’s been a buzz … Read more »

More web dev browser extensions

http://www.nicksmith.co.uk/blog/2007/07/31/more-browser-extensions-for-web-developers/

Rik has put together a round-up (and the update) of probably the most useful developer tools for various browsers. Some new, some old, there’s a collection of add-ons to hopefully make any web-head’s life just that bit simpler. A … Read more »

Browser support for CSS3 and mobile Microformats

http://www.nicksmith.co.uk/blog/2007/07/23/browser-support-for-css3-and-mobile-microformats/

CSS Beauty spotted a comparison of CSS3 support in browsers based on webkit. Importantly, it shows that Safari on the iPhone is not the same as the PC and Mac versions. Speaking of new support, check out the Opera Mini … Read more »

@media2007, day one

http://www.nicksmith.co.uk/blog/2007/06/25/media2007-day-one/

My brief notes from day one of the @media conference 2007. These are the sessions that I attended, I’ll hopefully link to podcasts as they become available, I’m also going to search out notes and presentation slides from the sessions … Read more »

Microsoft help with IE6 and IE7 niggles

http://www.nicksmith.co.uk/blog/2007/03/21/microsoft-help-with-ie6-and-ie7-niggles/

Microsoft Virtual PC has been refreshed. Good, because it’s been a God-send for Internet Explorer 6 testing. If you don’t know what that means, check out the background on this.Also, MS have gone as far as creating a … Read more »

Spry, Adobe framework for AJAX

http://www.nicksmith.co.uk/blog/2007/01/25/spry-adobe-framework-for-ajax/

Some discussion on the Spry framework from Adobe labs.… Read more »

Development tools

http://www.nicksmith.co.uk/blog/2007/01/11/development-tools/

Virtual PC with Internet Explorer 6 (to run IE7 and 6 concurrently):http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/11/30/ie6-and-ie7-running-on-a-single-machine.aspxSwift for Windows (KHTML rendering engine supposedly with the same tweeks as Safari on the Mac):http://www.dev411.com/blog/2006/08/12/swift-webkit-based-browser-for-windows… Read more »

Ammo for the inevitable liquid vs. fixed layout discussion

http://www.nicksmith.co.uk/blog/2007/01/11/ammo-for-the-inevitable-liquid-vs-fixed-layout-discussion/

This post is a wealth of information and analysis, very useful comment from Jeremy Keith:¬†http://adactio.com/journal/1232Oh, and very interesting, some research on browser size: http://www.baekdal.com/reports/actual-browser-sizes/… Read more »